Looking to make dinner time easier and more flavorful? Check out this slow cooker meatloaf recipe, which comes in handy especially in the summer!
Slow Cooker Meatloaf Recipe
And so, I did.
And it was awesome and delicious and practically falling apart and OhMyFreakingGaw I want to eat it all day, every day. Since first creating it, I’ve changed the recipe (again) to make it even MORE awesome (if that’s possible).
Do you see all those ridiculously delicious vegetables in there? DUDE. So so good. (Shoosh, veggie haters. They’re pretty and awesome and tasty.)
- 3 diced bell peppers - I personally love adding color, so I choose red, orange, and green
- 2 diced onions
- 5 ribs of celery, diced
- 8 cloves of garlic, pressed or minced
- 3 or so tablespoons of butter
- fresh ground salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or chili powder)
- 1¼ cups of ketchup (will be split into ½ cup and ¾ cup)
- ½ cup organic milk
- 1 - 2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1 pound of lean ground beef
- 1 pound of ground turkey
- 1 pound ground pork
- 3 whole organic eggs
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- hot sauce (optional)
Choosing to make this in the slow cooker made this meatloaf even awesomer (and easier). We paired it with homemade mashed red potatoes one night, and spanish rice for lunch the next day. The kids sliced their meatloaf and placed it on buns for school lunches, too. YES!
What do you think? Have you ever cooked a meatloaf in a slow cooker before? Do you think this would go over well with your family, too? Be sure to check out my full list of recipes and my Operation Awesome School Lunch page for great school lunch ideas.
Disclosure: This dish was prepared in my Ninja Cooking System a product sent to me to try, and I am so freaking in love with it. Beware, many more ninja cooking system recipes with this forthcoming.
Current ninja cooking system recipes: The BEST Homemade Chili Recipe
Slow Cooker Potatoes au Gratin
Slow Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip Lasagna
Knock Your Socks Off Pork Carnitas
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